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The Differing Standards of Proof in NJ Domestic Violence Cases

How do You Defend Newark Domestic Violence Allegations? Understand the Burden of Proof Although restraining orders and general criminal cases are similar and often intersect, they actually have many differences. The procedure is not the same, and the people involved have to prove very different facts to win their case. One of the significant differences… Read More

How Criminal Mischief Qualifies as Domestic Violence in New Jersey

When most people think of domestic violence, they think of physical abuse. However, the definition of domestic violence under New Jersey law is much broader than that. Domestic violence also includes verbal or mental abuse and can include damage beyond anything done directly to a person, including property damage. Here is how criminal mischief qualifies… Read More

Ex-Wife Alleges Harassment, Judge Dismisses Temporary Restraining Order in Newark NJ

Harassment as a Predicate Act of Domestic Violence Restraining Order Lawyers in Newark, NJ Our domestic violence defense lawyers represented a client who was facing a final restraining order (FRO) hearing at the Essex County Superior Court located in Newark, NJ. Our client and his wife are going through a divorce and they had a verbal argument which… Read More

Terroristic Threats Charges in Nutley NJ Downgraded and Dismissed

Third Degree Terroristic Threats Charges in Essex County, NJ The Essex County NJ criminal defense lawyers recently represented a client charged with third degree terroristic threats arising out of an incident in Nutley, NJ. The allegations arose out of a private conversation over text message between our client and a girl he was dating over… Read More

Bloomfield Harassment Charges and Restraining Order Dismissed in Essex County NJ

Restraining Order and Domestic Violence Defense in Bloomfield, NJ The domestic violence and restraining order defense team at The Tormey Law Firm just helped a client achieve dismissal of a restraining order in the Essex County Superior Court as well as the dismissal of criminal charges for harassment in Bloomfield Municipal Court.  Our client broke… Read More

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